A 132-year-old rifle was the last thing Great Basin National Park officials were expecting to wander across.
There are still a lot of questions around the discovery of a Winchester Model 1873 Rifle recovered by Great Basin National Park archaeologists in November 2014.
The rifle had been “exposed to the sun, wind, snow and rain” and was found leaning against a tree in the park. The stock’s wood was cracked and the gun has been extremely weathered. The barrel has rusted to the point of nearly camouflaging it as it tilted against the tree.
More at the link. Unless they can prove that it belonged to someone famous, it really has no monetary value. There are plenty of those from that period around.